Chefs can dress it up with truffle product or slip it on a roll. It pairs with honey, warm sauce or sesame cucumbers. Diners can consume it with sticky rice or mashed potatoes. It’s fried rooster, and it’s the star attraction at all SoDel Ideas dining establishments in April.
“Fried hen is a Sussex County staple,” said Doug Ruley, vice president of culinary functions for the hospitality group, which has 16 eating places. “But it’s also a mainstay in cuisines globally, making it pretty functional.”
The cooks, who have cost-free rein to create fried chicken dishes, are shifting the specials through the thirty day period. Here’s what you may well find on any provided working day in April:
• Chicken Katsu with sticky rice, cabbage, pickled carrots, sesame cucumbers and ginger-plum tonkatsu sauce at Fish On in Lewes.
• Flamin’ Incredibly hot Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, purple onion, pickle, roasted jalapeno-ranch sauce and fries at Crust & Craft in Rehoboth Seashore.
• Nashville Incredibly hot Fifty percent Yardbird manufactured with Flamin’ Scorching Funyuns, and served with macaroni-and-cheese, Baywater Farms greens and sriracha-ranch sauce at Thompson Island Brewing Organization in Rehoboth Beach.
• Fried Chicken Bucatini with spinach, leeks, truffle product and toasted breadcrumbs at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Uncooked Bar in Rehoboth Seashore.
• Fried Rooster Francese with buttered linguine, parmesan, capers, herbs and a sauce created with IPA, lemon and butter at Ocean Watch Brewing Corporation.
• Sagamore Rye Fried Hen with an apple-honey whiskey glaze, mashed potatoes and asparagus at Catch 54.
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